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    Just day dreaming what I'm going to add to our tank next. Here's what we have:
    2 male platys
    1 glotetra
    1 algae eater
    15 fancy tail guppies
    1 male bettA
    1 ADF
    And in. 30 gallon tank.

    What next? I know we need more tetras I was unaware they were schoolers until I came here but there are so many kinds! Not wanting female platys at all, my bachelors are fat and happy.

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    If this is your algae eater,

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    my first advice would be to get rid of it! It will soon outgrow your tank and probably kill everthing in it.

    Yes your tetra needs to be kept in a bigger school, at least 8, but you have so many guppies I don't think you could add any more, IMO.
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    Nope! My algae eater is tiny... And in a 30 gallon? I think we could do some more.. All my fish are under 3". The guppies are 1.5 full grown.

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    And yes I know they breed like rabbits

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    what type of algae eater is it? It might be small now... but could end up huge...

    Here are a few common algae eaters to look up and compare
    Otocinculus
    Common Pleco
    Bristlenose Pleco
    Rubber Lip Pleco

    I also see an issue with the betta and guppies... that could cause problems

    What is a ADF?

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    My betta and guppies cohabitate peacefully :) and ADF is African dwarf frog

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    He's not a Pleco. Here he is ImageUploadedByTapatalk1399726031.364072.jpg

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    Also the tetras I'm currently considering are black skirt or Columbians

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    Looks like a Cory of some sort? Also a schooling fish, not an algea eater.

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    Looks like an emerald cory catfish. They get to be about 3" and are harmless. They do prefer to be in groups though. But I don't know if your tank can take it.

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